Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two years after Katrina and thousands are still w/o homes

This is our newest video at Brave New Films:

Please go sign our petition to pass the Gulf Recovery Act of 2007. If you need more persuading, here are the shocking figures:

- 30,000 families are scattered across the country in FEMA apartments, 13,000 are in trailers, and hardly any of the 77,000 rental units destroyed in New Orleans have been rebuilt.

Here are some personal stories:

- We have heard the story of the Aguilar family who lost their home to the storm and only received $4,000 in payments from their insurance company. We have met Mr. Washington, an 87-year-old man and former carpenter, who owned three homes prior to the storm. He is still living in a FEMA trailer today. And we've met Julie, who could have returned to her job and normal life, if the government had opened up the public housing units that she had lived in prior to the storm. You can watch their stories here.

This is a preventable tragedy allowed to occur by the worst president in the history of this country, and perhaps any republic. Please do what you can to help those still living in FEMA trailers while Jenna's million-dollar wedding is being planned in Washington.


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